Rustic carpenters cut out a shape in which a person could place their hand as an equivilant to a doorknob. Expensive metal hardware was used on the more visible structures.
Contrary to the belief of some, the crescent was not used as a symbol for the illiterate as literacy in colonial America is said to have been over 99%.
Need to know something about old Kybos? Ask an old timer with a real mind. What does a hand-held plastic brain know about using an outhouse? 'Cept it should be dumped down the pit with them old whiskey bottles.
This past winter, I restored the historic Millington schoolhouse privy. The schoolhouse dates to the 1850's. This outhouse shows obvious signs of previous restoration which has compromised some of the original aspects, but is in better shape overall, than most from this era.
Georg Papp, Sr., OBPA
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